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POL 1102 G - Politics Globalization - Mark Salter - 19 Mar. 10.docx

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University of Ottawa
Political Science
Mark Salter

POL 1102 G - Politics & Globalization - Mark Salter - 19 Mar. 10 State/War/Piracy - Inside with the police, outside with the military - How a state deals with violence informs you on their legitimation of violence Birth of the Police • Came in around 18th Century • Without the law and its enforcement, Hobbes said people would do anything they felt like, which is bad • What is the distinction between crime & security? - an increasing # of phenomena may be dealt with by the use of force - the line between crime & acts of war has been erased, as has that between criminal offences and minor public order disturbances Stop, or I’ll say Stop Again • So who should prosecute terrorists? - With lawyers and courts? Police (probable cause found)? The military (just kill them)? - In the war of terrorism, the line between policing and military started being erased • Crime vs. Act of War - “The global battle against terrorism has become a matter for both police & military” • Structures for the use of force • Justifications & procedures • Threat environment: “Muslim fundamentalism, poverty, the narcotics trade
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